This is a quick sketch of an autumn leaf in December. This is a gessoboard 5"x5". It's amazing how small the board looks, but when you're painting, it takes about an hour! Even though the painting is small, there is nothing small about the work it takes.
I really enjoyed painting the clementine, and will defenetly try it soon again. I brought this tiny cup from Russia (love it), which was easy to paint. Well, the cup was the easiest thing to paint today.
I decided to title this painting "Memories". The dried rose and pearls are symbols from the past, and somebody is remembering a time long ago. I hope you like this painting and get your very own image and memory from this painting.
My model for today's painting was my daughter's favorite toy doggy that she brought with her all the way from Russia to the US. These toys are such good models - they sit very still and never complain of being tired of sitting :)
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My 12-year-old daughter loves this toy baby seal. I've been going around it for a few weeks thinking may be I should give it a try. So today, while Sofiya was at school, I painted it. And I enjoyed it so much. I've been thinking of my childhood, how I'd have loved this baby seal!